Marines of the First Fleet , edited by R.J. Perrett

Marines of the First Fleet , edited by R.J. Perrett

Marines of the First Fleet , edited by R.J. Perrett, subtitled 'Compiled from the Journals of Private John Easty, Sergeant James Scott, and Lieutenant Ralph Clark'

Booklet privately published by Royal Marines Historical Society in 1988, 44 pages. A5 size booklet (N5568)

The 'First Fleet' is the name given to the eleven ships that left England in May 1787 to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. The fleet consisted of two Royal Navy vessels, three store ships and six convict transports, carrying more than 1,000 convicts, Royal Marines and sailors, and this small booklet provides a fascinating first hand account of the voyage by detailing excerpts of journal entries kept by three royal marines who took part in the historic expedition....

The condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.

Please note the booklet was produced and published privately, and so has an 'amateur' feel about - i.e all the photographs are photocopy quality. But this doesn't detract from the fascinating contents!

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